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gdbabyji Level 1 (0 points)

This message pops up at random times and I would like to know why. I don't want to mark the "don't show me again" box until I know this won't affect my songs and so on. Any help on how to deal with this would be extremely appreciated.

Windows 7
  • the fiend Level 6 (8,285 points)

    Why - is because there is not enough memory available. It tells you that.


    How much space is left on your hard drive?

  • gdbabyji Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 243gb free, at least according to my computer.

  • eeseepoo Level 1 (0 points)

    June 2012 - major apple update error.  Don't update.  It's not safe.  12 GB RAM, with 8 GB available.  736 GB available on music hard disk.  64B running Windows 7.  AND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MEMORY AVAILABLE!  Really?  Come On.  Error occured after buying an album, after a week of getting login corrected after Apple disabled for reasons still unsubstantiated.  Library destroyed on update, mostly rebuilt but missing most audiobooks as info editing required.  Must manually add by opening each and every file with iTunes.  Automatically add not functional. Just ignoring, not in music so could easily change to AudioBook.  Not anywhere on Find. Let this update pass you by and wait another revision or two.  It's bad - really, really bad.  Heads should roll BAD.

  • DTKempII Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm seeing it....hope they roll out a fix quick!

  • sguion Level 1 (0 points)

    iTunes is not very good! If I didn't like my ipad and iphone so much it would never be on my computer. When I get the error message, I pull up task manager and itunes is using 948,000k of memory. Nothing else I have running is using more than 40,000k. What a piece of junk. I have 16gig of memory and 3 terabytes of harddrive space so that should not be an issue. I've had nothing but problems with itunes since ios 5 came out.

  • JackG058 Level 1 (15 points)

    I just bought a couple of movies and received this same error.  I've got 8GB of RAM, and over 250GB free on my C: partition.  It would be nice to see some acknowledgment from Apple that this is issue is being addressed.

  • myFMradio Level 1 (0 points)

    The same error message popped up on my iTunes screen too! I have 15.8 GB free space left on my iPod Touch 4th generation and it won't let me sync my recently downloaded apps, claiming I don't have "enough memory". iTunes better fix this problem!!!! D:<

  • vcharette Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem is the memory (ram) and not disk space. Close iTunes and reopen it. The downloads should work fine now.


    I had this error when iTunes was taking 1.6gb of ram. After exiting iTunes and bringing it back to 200mb all was fine.

  • georgeen614 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is true, it works, but I was in the middle of downloading cds and i had to redownload the 2 most recent ones. >:| yay iTunes.

  • webs24 Level 1 (0 points)

    This same error has been plauging me for several months now.   Windows 7, 12GB RAM, 2TB C: drive w/ 1.5TB free space and 6TB total on computer.  Wish I would have kept track when this started.  All I can confirm is that this error has been happening for more than 4-5 months.


    Pure speculation is iTunes is not doing a good job with "Trash Collection" and old term for cleaning up memory leaks. 


    I'm a heavy user and often have multiple projects I'm working on so I only reboot my computer once every month when Microsoft updates come out.  Each evening I put the computer to sleep.  (Lazy I know, but I don't have time to wait for everything to boot up and reload from scratch each day... *sigh*).


    Don't know what stats help Apple but here are some additional stats: 

       Total of 11,019 songs

       60.39 GB of music

       5 movies - 7.27GB

       16.2GB of TV shows

       0GB of radio



       iTunes Library Extras.itdb                800KB

       iTunes Library Genius.itdb            98,164KB

       iTunes Library.itl                           2,820KB

       iTunes Music Library.xml             17,525KB


    The error message in question will pop up after 2-3 hours of playing music. 


    If I close iTune and re-open the message will go away but return within the 2-3 hour window.


    Tis a pain in the arse.... hopefully Apple is monitoring these discussion groups and is working on a solution.


    Okay.... off to reboot iTunes for the Umpteenth-gillionth time.....  *sigh*.

  • webs24 Level 1 (0 points)

    Me again... forgot to add the following stats from Task Manager:


         iTunes.exe              364,556KB

         iTunesHelper.exe     1,416KB


    Been meaning to open the iTunes library.xml file and see if it is getting updated after this error message appears but just don't have the time to monitor this....


    okay back to work...

  • JackG058 Level 1 (15 points)

    So if the problem is memory, 8GB of RAM on a laptop is not sufficient?  That's pretty pathetic if so.

  • MusicmanMark Level 1 (0 points)

    I got the same error message today. I emailed Itunes support I will see what they say. But I recently got this new laptop and it had like 515 GB of space left and 4 RAMs I knew my memory wasnt gone?  I was ripping a lot of cds to my library though and I guess the memory holds onto the cds until you restart the system after so many cds have been added? Is all i can figure out. I recently had to buy the new computer because my old one was giving so much trouble and so I want to get my Itunes back in order and running on the new computer.. I guess I will have to restart it after every so many cds the next time to prevent it from sending that message.. i just hope that solves my problem. I dont want it to delete all my files I spent so long adding on it.

  • Ichinenjuu Level 1 (0 points)

    I get this problem regularly. Yes, closing iTunes and opening it again "resets" the memory consumption, but it "builds up" again and I end up having to close and reopen iTunes several times a day. It's absolutely ridiculous. This does not happen on my MacBook, only on my Windows desktop. If this keeps up, I'm going to have to switch to Winamp or some other program, because this is unacceptable.


    I've never been able to find a long-term solution to this problem. Uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes didn't work. This also doesn't happen on my sister's Windows laptop, and she uses iTunes all day long, but for some reason, this problem plagues this particular computer.

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